The role of a Mental Health Nurse
Mental health nurses provide support and nursing care to people with a range of mental health issues, you are responsible for planning their care and rehabilitation. You will work with a wider team of healthcare professionals including Doctors, Psychiatrists and Therapists to ensure a personal care plan is in place for your patients. You may work in a range of settings including hospitals, prisons, specialist units, day care centres or people's homes.
The duties of a Mental Health Nurse
- building relationships with, reassuring, listening and talking to patients
- care requirement assessments and planning
- combating stigma and helping patients and their families deal with it
- administering medication
- reviewing care plans and monitoring progress
- giving advice and arranging support for patients, relatives and carers
- liaising with doctors, social workers and other professionals
- writing and updating patient records
- encouraging patients to take part in therapeutic activities such as art and role play
Skills and experience required to be a Mental Health Nurse
- Good health and fitness
- The ability to empathise with people
- Good understanding of the theories of mental health and illness
- Excellent teamwork skills
- Verbal and written communication skills
Suffolk is a quintessentially English County located in the East of England within the East Anglia region and has a total population of 758,600. Suffolk is very picturesque with a beautiful coastline, seaside & market towns and plenty of rolling countryside. The main towns in Suffolk are Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Sudbury and the county borders Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Whilst feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle, the county is just 90 minutes drive to London and benefits from good direct rail links from the main towns.
The area is very rich in History from the Saxons, to the rebel Queen Bodicea who defeated the Romans, right up to the many expeditions of Settlers leaving for America.
The landscape and the Architectural beauty of the area has long inspired Artists to work and live in Suffolk including John Constable who painted most of his masterpieces along the River Stour.
When it comes to the local Economy, unemployment rates In Suffolk are below the national average at 3.7%, there are 4 key industries that makeup over 45% of the counties jobs - Wholesale & Retail Trade, Health & Social Care, Manufacturing and Admin & Support Services. The county is home to many Food & Beverage manufacturers including household names such as Branston Pickle, Greene King, Birds Eye and the Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the UK, dealing with 48% of the UK's containerised trade.
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£9 - 12 Per Hour
Do you want to make a difference to someone's life? Then SWANSTAFF would love to hear from you!! Due to increasing demand, Swanstaff are looking for experienced and reliable support workers for our client based in Bury St Edmonds. our clients provide wide range of adults, you will be dealing with residents with mental health complications by assisting them with their day to day living and helping them become independent. Working with Swanstaff Recruitment come with benefits such as. Flexible working patterns Weekly Pay PAYE contract – Pension, Holiday Pay & NI deductions Refer a friend scheme How to apply: If you are interested in this role, please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Ziyada from our Healthcare division! By calling 01322 474655 EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES Swanstaff Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.
£10 - 14 Per Hour
Do you want to make a difference to someone's life? Then SWANSTAFF would love to hear from you!! Due to increasing demand from our clients in the thriving region of Bury St Edmunds. Swanstaff are looking for experienced and reliable support workers to represent our growing team and provide our client with a high level of service. Your duties will be to work with the strengths of those with mental health difficulties, to help them lead an independent life of their choice. Supporting those stepping down from the ward prior to returning home, those in crisis, looking to avoid hospital admission, observing and assessing on independence of residents. Expectation to process referrals and decide to accept/decline. This role also includes administrative duties and data entry and require a high level of attention to detail and organisational skills, Full induction and support will be provided Benefits: 5 days/week (37hrs) with every other weekend OFF Weekly Pay PAYE contract – Pension, Holiday Pay & NI deductions Refer a friend scheme How to apply: If you are interested in this role, please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Dhruv from our Healthcare division! By calling 01322 474655 EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES Swanstaff Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.